Corporate Law and Commercial Transactions Legal Services

Our firm represents clients from start-ups to industry leaders in all aspects of corporate and commercial law services. From starting a business to the winding down of one, there's a need for solid business legal advice. We help ensure the intricacies of corporate law and commercial transaction requirements are handled properly and with value.

Industry-Focused Corporate Law Solutions

While we provide corporate law solutions to a wide range of industries, we have significant experience helping clients in the retail, technology, digital arts, digital marketing, professional services, fashion, ecommerce, health technology, energy, consumer products, telecommunications, and software industries.

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Corporate Law and Commercial Transactions Services and Solutions

Our corporate law clients receive the full range of the firm’s services: litigation, intellectual property, transactional, and international law. 

Our corporate law team of business attorneys provides transactional, commercial, and corporate law counseling services on a broad range of issues, including:

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRENDS BLOG

Our Intellectual Property Trends blog discusses the latest developments in intellectual property, technology, social media, and Internet law.

 

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Our Legal Insights blog provides deeper analysis of legal developments in the area of intellectual property, litigation, and transactional law and includes articles, white papers, presentations, podcasts, videos, and infographics.

 
 

Additional Information on Our Corporate Law & Commerical Transactions Services

Business Entity Formation

From start-up, choosing the proper form of business entity can protect your personal assets. Considerations include the liabilities of running a business, tax advantages, and  proper structure needed. In addition, certain ownership or governance regulations can assist you in attracting and raising capital from outside sources.

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Corporate Financing

Corporate finance can be a complicated practice, especially for new business entrepreneurs. When businesses have to find various sources of funding while still being mindful of the capital structure of their companies, the actions that they take to increase the value of the business can often come under increased scrutiny from regulatory bodies and shareholders alike. Therefore, experienced business attorneys are important to help with complex corporate and commercial law issues specific to your business.

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Contracts and Commercial Agreements

Contracts and commercial agreements are the cornerstone and foundation of all functioning companies and business entities. However, many companies don't get the assistance of dedicated legal counsel to draft custom legal agreements. When companies choose to forego professional legal advice for the sake of cost, it can cost them more in the long run. However, IP and business experienced lawyers can advise on specific business industry needs.

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Employment, Non-Disclosure & Non-Compete Agreements

Businesses often overlook employment policies and agreements.  Instead, companies rely on outdated form contracts that do not specifically address their companies’ specific practices.  In addition, companies should consider ever-changing laws, regulations and technological threats such as hacking or social media issues in agreements. As a result, many companies fail to recognize that the departure of an employee can result in loss of customer databases or other valuable trade secrets simply because of a lack of legal protection and foresight.

We are experienced with evolving corporate and commercial law issues that should be considered in drafting agreements.

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Business Transactions

Complex business transactions can make or break a business. As a result, from deciding what kind of business entity to form, to financing and operating your business, to conducting mergers or acquisitions, to exiting or liquidating the business, we can assist you at every stage of your business’s lifecycle.

We have experience in handling business transactions and business litigation. Whether assisting you in drafting your employment contracts or helping you secure capital investment, we can help with legal advice at each stage of business growth.

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Business Planning

All companies and entrepreneurs know that proper business planning is an integral part of running any successful business. While many recognize the need to consult legal counsel during the formation of a business entity, few realize that having legal counsel assist in operating the business and navigating a successful exit from a business venture can be just as important.

Whether you are creating or operating a business or leaving one, it is important to ensure that you maintain possession of, or are properly compensated for, any important assets or intellectual property contributed to or generated by the business. Drafting proper legal documents to protect your assets when you create, operate, or exit a business is essential.

Our IP and business attorneys provide corporate and commercial law services covering a wide range of business planning needs.

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Virtual General Counsel

We recognize that companies of all sizes favor differing approaches when it comes to retaining legal counsel. Many companies are reluctant to hire outside counsel, and it is common for smaller companies to be cautious in budgeting for legal needs. However, it is important to have immediate access to an attorney that understands your business and is prepared to promptly respond to urgent needs. Even companies that have their own in-house counsel often need the support of a regular outside general counsel familiar with operational processes and business objectives.

We offer virtual general counsel services to large business enterprises, as well as emerging companies.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

It is a common mistake for companies to overlook the handling of intellectual property and information technology assets during mergers and acquisitions. Companies can avoid these situations by enlisting our attorneys and their unique knowledge to help ensure their intellectual property and information technology assets are properly protected and leveraged during these transitions.

Our IP and business attorneys provide corporate and commercial law services covering the wide spectrum of issues prevalent in M&A transactions.

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Venture Capital & Private Equity

Our business attorneys have experience in representing individual and institutional investors, hedge funds, and family offices in private equity and debt-funding transactions at the venture, growth, or liquidation capital stages.  We help with venture capital and private equity transactions as well as the structuring of deals. We are experienced in corporate and commercial law as well as issues specific to complex venture capital and private equity transactions.

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Corporate Governance & Counseling

Our experience in business and corporate law allows us to offer corporate governance and counseling services that advises businesses on best corporate practices. Furthermore, we counsel company owners, executives, boards of directors, officers and other officials on internal controls, reporting structure, indemnification, risk management, litigation management, and dispute resolution.

Our IP and business attorneys provide corporate and commercial law services as well as counseling on the intricate corporate governance issues often ignored by small and large companies alike.

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Franchising & Franchise Agreements

Companies often use franchising as a common business model to expand their business and brand. The franchisor is the company that has developed the system and processes, while the franchisee is the third party that hopes to contract for the right to operate a branch of the business. Moreover, due to the importance of the franchisor’s brands and related intellectual property, complicated issues regarding trademarks and trade secrets may arise. Similarly, the more famous the franchise, the more complex the relationships and agreements governing the relationship are likely to be.

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Master Services Agreements

Master services agreements are contracts that govern future transactions and agreements. These agreements help protect the interests and visions of future transactions of the parties. Our IP, corporate and commercial law attorneys have experience in drafting custom tailored master services agreements to fit specific business needs.

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Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreements

Hold harmless and indemnity agreements are contracts that establish the protection of one party from another in the event of certain activities causing unforeseen liabilities. Such indemnity agreements can be necessary in certain business transactions. Indemnity can be found in the form of a contract or a clause of a contract.

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Our IP and business attorneys provide legal services covering a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial law issues as well as provide business litigation assistance.